Chilches

Chilches is a small village situated between Benajarafe and Rincon de la Victoria about 12 kilometres from Malaga. There is a beach area but the village itself is inland just over the autovia and up in the hills. Its name comes from the Roman Cicer, because of the chickpea plantations in the area and through a Muslim invasion then became known as Chilches.

Chilches used to have two Towers but around 1492 after the conquest of Granada they were divided between noblemen who fought in the battle, amongst them the Marquis Garci Fernández Manrique and the Count Manrique de Lara. During one of the battles in the area the inland tower was destoyed leaving just the coastal one which we can see today.

During the 19th century the Phylloxera Plague wiped out the vineyards in the area. Up until then Chilches had been a fishing village but after the devastation of the grapes the economy was ruined and Chilches had to depend on the large village of Macharaviaya to support it.

Between 1821 and 1868 Chilches had its own town hall but on August 31st it became governed by Vélez-Málaga which it still is today along with Almayate, Benajarafe, Caleta de Vélez, Lagos, Mezquitilla, Torre del Mar, Valle-Niza, Cajiz, Trapiche and Triana. The last mayor of Chilches was Gabriel Galvez Bustamante.

The church of Immaculate Conception, built in the 17th century, sits proudly in the Plaza de Constitution, next to the Deputy Mayor´s Office, La Tenecia de Alcadia and is worth a visit, its difficult to park there and the streets around it are quite narrow, so probably best to park further away and take a stroll up through the village.

Chilches Playa is a long stretch of beach with very little on it except a small lawned area with palm trees and a life guards look out tower. There are a couple of good sea food restaurants and a kiosko for ice-cream and drinks. Most days during summer the beach is filled with Spaniards vacationing and sitting in the shade under their gazebo tents or multi coloured sun parasols. Its a lively scene and the smell of fresh fish cooking lures you in from the road.

Properties for sale in Chilches, Spain

Found: 15 Properties

788090 AD203 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Chilches

525,000 €

Absolutely delightful property situated just under 1 km to the beach in Chilches. Refurbished this year only using materials of the highest quality such

  • Reference: AD203
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 203 m²
  • Plot size: 355 m²
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750917 ARE10020D view shortlist (0)
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Townhouse : Chilches

399,000 €

4 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse with garden and pool close to the beach in Chilches. This 2 storey property comprises good size garden with swimming pool

  • Reference: ARE10020D
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 300 m²
  • Plot size: 300 m²
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784475 AC041 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Chilches Costa

385,000 €

Opportunity! Spacious two-family house located on a plot of 1,000 mts in Chilches Costa less than 300 mts from the beach. There are two houses with totally

  • Reference: AC041
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Built size: 213 m²
  • Plot size: 1000 m²
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Terraced : Chilches

367,500 €

Terraced, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Off road parking, Pool: Private, Garden: Private

  • Reference: 480261
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Plot size: 310 m²
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Chalet : Chilches Costa

360,000 €

Triplex villa 228 m2 and 200 m2 private plot. House composed of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one of them en suite in the main room), fully fitted and equipped

  • Reference: 784492
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 228 m²
  • Plot size: 200 m²
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785119 AC044 view shortlist (0)
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Townhouse : Chilches Costa

350,000 €

Townhouse facing south with good sea views located in one of the best urbanizations of Chilches Costa. Surrounded by communal gardens, green areas and

  • Reference: AC044
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 129 m²
  • Plot size: 85 m²
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Semi-Detached : Chilches Costa

299,000 €

Semi-detached chalet in Chilches Costa. This magnificent property, 164 m2, is distributed over 2 floors and a basement. On the first floor we find, with

  • Reference: AX042
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 164 m²
  • Plot size: 290 m²
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782652 AC033 view shortlist (0)
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Semi-Detached : Chilches Costa

293,000 €

Semi-detached house located in Chilches Costa, 1 Km from the beach. Impressive sea front views. Very sunny. Plot of 400m with private swimming pool 6,5

  • Reference: AC033
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 174 m²
  • Plot size: 394 m²
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782970 AC036 view shortlist (0)
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Townhouse : Chilches Costa

285,000 €

Semi-detached Chalet in Chilches Costa 600 mts from the beach. The house has 2 floors plus 80 mts basement. On the ground floor we find a large living

  • Reference: AC036
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 280 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Apartment : Chilches Costa

244,000 €

This new off plan development is composed of 7 exclusive homes and penthouses with 3 and 4 bedrooms. All the properties will have wide private terraces

  • Reference: 782736
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 124 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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